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Transfer Center

If your goal is to earn a bachelor's degree, you will need to transfer to a four-year university.  We offer support services and information to students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university.

At COD, you can complete both your lower-division general education courses and your major preparation requirements, then transfer as a junior to your chosen UC or CSU campus, independent or out-of-state colleges.

Meet with a Transfer Counselor at the beginning of each semester to go over your transfer education plan. The Transfer Counselor will help your stay on track and complete your transfer goals.


Hours of operation:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Transfer Center offers drop-in hours and scheduled appointments. Please call the Transfer Center for more information as drop-in hours vary.

See our Transfer Counselors, Scott Cooper & Kylie Mulder! 


If you have any additional questions, please call the Transfer Center at (760) 862-1351 or email Jessica Belman, Transfer Center Specialist at


Cravens Student Service Center,
2nd Floor

College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260



  • College Catalog Selection 
    • The college catalog selection helps students research prospective campuses and programs of study
  • Reference Library 
    • Students can use the reference library to explore majors, careers, financial aid, scholarships and tips for college success
  • Workshops
    • We offer many workshops to help students understand the transfer process, complete admission applications, and successfully complete their transfer program of study
  • Outreach Visits
    • We host many university representatives to discuss their admission requirements and procedures, program planning, housing, financial aid and other university support services with transfer students 
  • The Center's Calendar of Events 
    • Check out newsletters, informational fliers and view sheets to keep you informed of current university expectations, transfer admission procedures and selection practices
  • University Transfer Fair
    • Our University Transfer Fair has over 40 colleges and universities that meet with transfer students
  • Articulation Agreements
    • College of the Desert has articulation agreements with California State University and the University of California, as well as selected private institutions, that list the C.O.D. courses that are transferable for (1) Admission, (2) General Education and (3) Major Preparation requirements.
  • Computers
    • Student can use our computers with internet capability to help research schools, careers, majors and financial aid.
  • Counseling Appointments 
    • We offer counseling appointments for transfer advisement and assistance with the transfer process from College of the Desert.
  • The Transfer Recognition Ceremony 
    • Our Transfer Recognition Ceremony takes place in May every year to recognize our transferring students. They will be given a Certificate of Achievement and a Medallion to wear over their robes at graduation. Also, representatives from Pathways to Success are on-hand to award their scholarships to COD recipients. Family and friends may also attend and refreshments are served.